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The National Kitchen & Bath Association Announces NKBA Global Connect KBIS 2022 Programming

Oct 18, 2021

Three International Delegation Tours and an NKBA Global Connect Pavilion

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ — (October 15, 2021) — The National Kitchen & Bath Association, representing close to 50,000 kitchen and bath industry professionals and owners of the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show, announce NKBA Global Connect programming at KBIS 2022. Geared to international manufacturers and distributors interested in learning more about the North American kitchen and bath marketplace, these programs will be featured on the stage Feb 8-10, 2022 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.

International Delegation Tours

The NKBA is hosting three different delegation tours – one for guests from the UK, one for German guests and a third for guests from other regions.  Each tour will be limited to 15 VIP’s allowing for involvement in events and programs on and off the KBIS show floor including show houses, VIP cocktail gatherings, the NKBA Design + Industry Awards Ceremony, the NKBA State of the Industry event, KBIS NeXT Stage preferred seating and more. NKBA Global Connect Subscribers are invited at no charge.  Non-members will incur a fee of $750. NKBA Global Connect Alliance Partners may send two persons at no charge. Interested participants should reach out to

NKBA Global Connect Pavilion

The NKBA Global Connect Pavilion was conceived to give new to KBIS, International brands the opportunity to “toe-dip” exhibiting at the show.  This 30’ x 50’ Pavilion, managed by NKBA Global Connect, offers 8 international manufacturers 5’ x 10’ turn-key kiosks to introduce and demonstrate their products.  Additionally, the Pavilion will host a presentation stage and lounge where five programs each day will discuss “go-to-market strategies, profiling of interior and kitchen and bath designers, the current North American Market Outlook as well as feature brand presentations from each of the kiosk participants.  Interested exhibitors should contact

“We launched our first NKBA Global Connect Delegation at KBIS 2020 and it was a resounding success,” said Suzie Williford, EVP, Chief Strategy Officer, NKBA. “I’m so pleased our Strategic Alliance partners, AMK/VDM of Germany, BMA and the BiKBBi from the UK have expressed a desire to participate in additional International delegations.  Additionally, the NKBA is very much looking forward to assisting new to KBIS International brands with a road map for exhibiting at KBIS. We’re excited by the early response to the concept.”

Members of the media should visit the Press Service Center on the KBIS website to learn more about registration and the criteria for complimentary press credentials. Only editorial media will be granted complimentary passes. To register for an Editorial Press Pass, visit here.

About the National Kitchen & Bath Association and the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show

The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) is the not-for-profit trade association that owns the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show® (KBIS), as part of Design & Construction Week ® (DCW). With nearly 50,000 members in all segments of the kitchen and bath design and remodeling industry, the NKBA has educated and led the industry since the association’s founding in 1963. The NKBA envisions a world where everyone enjoys safe, beautiful and functional kitchen and bath spaces. The mission of the NKBA is to inspire, lead and empower the kitchen and bath industry through the creation of certifications, specialty badges, marketplaces and networks. For more information, visit or call 1-800-THE-NKBA (843-6522).

KBIS® and NKBA® are registered trademarks of the National Kitchen & Bath Association.

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Editor Notes:

Hi-res images from NKBA Global Connect delegation 2020, as well as a rendering of NKBA Global Connect Pavilion.


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